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Just Sold – “Textures of Time” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Niki Gulley

December 7th, 2015
“Textures of Time” ©2013 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18″ x 24” textured oil painting

In my next painting from this barn series, I wanted to show the personality and individuality of this red barn, since it was built by hand from nearby trees on the property by the owner’s family. I almost feel like it has a playful twinkle in its windows, inviting us to come closer and check out it’s hand-carved timbers and discover what stories it holds. Juxtaposed behind this sturdy oak, two enduring souls, are loaded with character, texture and rustic beauty, monuments to a simpler disappearing way of life.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.

Or, please visit my website at NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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SOLD – “Long Shadows” Palette Knife oil painting by Niki Gulley

December 2nd, 2015
“Long Shadows,” Nash Farm ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 10″ x 20” textured oil painting

Nash Farm, Grapevine Painted on location in Grapevine, TX, I was drawn to this old barn still standing amidst all of the modern housing and commercial buildings encroaching upon it. Full of texture and character, I wanted to capture its essence on that beautiful spring day. While the air was still crisp, the sun was strong casting beautiful shadows from the oaks and welcoming in spring.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

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“Bend Ahead” – New Colorado Aspen Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

October 21st, 2015
“Bend Ahead” ©2015 Niki Gulley
24” x 18″ textured oil painting

Inspired by a trip to Colorado in the fall, trying to catch the beautiful autumn aspens leaves before they dropped, we just caught the last glimpse of color before an early snowfall hit. The combination of golden leaves set against the vivid blue sky, and the cool snow shadows contrasted against glowing light highlights as the sun cast its warming rays, was a symphony to the eye! I hope you, too, can slow down and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this winding journey.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.

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Recently Sold – “Summer Escape” Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

October 19th, 2015
“Summer Escape,” Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas set inside an espresso floater frame
Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with its long curving driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Rows of soft wheat sway in the breeze and draw your eye back to the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with movement, color and dimension.
Or, to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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Just Sold – “Branching Out” New Textured Palette Knife Barn painting by Niki Gulley

October 14th, 2015
“Branching Out” ©2013 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 18″ x 24” textured oil painting

Having grown up in Chicago, my husband and I return to the Midwest every summer, driving through miles of farmland between Texas and Illinois. While sometimes stark, I also find a peacefulness in the wide open countryside, a nostalgic tug on a simpler time from my childhood, and a fascination with the rustic beauty of each barn. I find it inspiring that so many of the structures were built by the farmers themselves from nearby trees, cut down and fashioned by hand. Each one has its unique personality, both pragmatic and aesthetic, a symbol that’s stood the test of time despite a disappearing way of life. In “Branching Out,” I wanted to juxtapose this sturdy oak framing an iconic red barn in the background, inviting you to climb its branches and relive childhood memories.

For more information on my textured palette knife oil paintings, please e-mail me at Niki Gulley.
Or, please visit my website at  NikiGulley.com to see more of my contemporary landscape paintings.
 

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“Resolute” Palette Knife Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

March 16th, 2015
“Resolute” ©2015 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 24” x 18” textured oil painting
Just Sold! From our travels, I have become fascinated with the textures, hues and extreme variety we encounter in different terrains. I was intrigued by this one lone tree thriving in this rocky narrow canyon while only  receiving a few hours of sunshine a day. The unique striations and colors in the cliffs were amazing, too. Painted with palette knife and extremely thick oil paint, this painting is loaded with dimension, color and energy!
E-mail Niki Gulley for more information on her contemporary landscape paintings.

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New Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

February 16th, 2015
“Spring’s Escape,” Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas set inside an espresso floater frame
Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with its long curving driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Rows of soft wheat sway in the breeze and draw your eye back to the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with movement, color and dimension.
“Spring’s Escape” and several of my contemporary impressionistic landscapes are also on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.
Or, to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New Tuscany Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

January 29th, 2015
“Spring’s Escape,” Tuscany ©2015 Niki Gulley
24″ x 24″ textured oil painting on wrap around canvas set inside an espresso floater frame
Inspired by our travels to Italy, cypress trees rise out of the vast open landscape signaling that you have arrived in Tuscany! Perched on a hilltop with its long curving driveway, this villa is set against the perfect backdrop for a romantic escape. Rows of soft wheat sway in the breeze and draw your eye back to the rolling hills and beautiful billowing clouds. Painted with palette knife and thick oil paint, this canvas is loaded with movement, color and dimension.
“Spring’s Escape” and several of my contemporary impressionistic landscapes are also on display at the Good Art Company Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX. For more information, please contact http://www.goodartcompany.com/gac/.
Or, to see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.
For more information on my plein air paintings and workshops in Italy and France, please e-mail Niki Gulley.

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New White Rock Lake Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 30th, 2014
“Long Shadows” White Rock Lake ©2014 Niki Gulley
12” x 24” oil on canvas

Sunset draws lengthening shadows across the grassy waters edge at Sunset Bay, White Rock. The lake shimmers in the evening glow as sky high above fills with deep blues and before you the soft, moody colors stretch out, long lines beckoning you into the complex diagonal composition. Rich texture models the leaves, branches and tree trunk rimmed in the sunset and shadow. Vivid masses of color form the foliage on the opposite bank, fall at its peak. The long cast shadows draw you into the tranquil landscape and the peaceful, dreamy sunset at White Rock Lake.

To see more of my palette knife contemporary landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

Or if you are in the Dallas area this weekend, please stop by my booth at the Cottonwood Art Festival.

Cottonwood Art Festival (TX)
Sat. May 3 • 10am – 7pm
Sun. May 4 • 10am – 5pm
Richardson, TX
Cottonwood Park at Coit and Beltline
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E-mail – Niki Gulley

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“Bluebonnet Reflections” Oil Painting by Texas Artist Niki Gulley

April 14th, 2014
“Bluebonnet Reflections” ©2014 Niki Gulley
9″ x 12″ textured oil painting

In Bluebonnet Reflections, I wanted to capture the beautiful reflections on this pond in Ennis, Texas with bluebonnets filling the distant hills and leading your eye back towards the wooden bridge. Painted with a combination of brush and palette knife, the finished image is loaded with depth and color.

To see more of my contemporary palette knife landscape paintings, visit nikigulley.com.

If you’d like to see “Bluebonnet Reflections” and more of my Texas wildflower scenes in person, please stop by my booth at the Southlake art show this weekend.

Art in the Square (TX)
Fri. Apr. 25 • 4pm – 9pm
Sat. Apr. 26 • 10am – 9pm
Sun. Apr. 27 • 11am – 6pm
Southlake Town Sq. • 1256 Main St
Booth #J-5
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